<p>Zooey Deschanel and Dermot Mulroney in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Zooey Deschanel and Dermot Mulroney in "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

'New Girl' - 'Normal': I wanna dip my balls in it!

Russell spends a night at the loft, while Winston starts a new job

A review of last night's "New Girl" — which was renewed for a second season earlier this week — coming up just as soon as I remember to use one of the baller metals in my design...

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<p>Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens in "Justified."

Credit: FX

Season finale review: 'Justified' - 'Slaughterhouse'

Raylan's enemies and allies come together for a bloody final showdown

"Justified" just wrapped up its third season. I interviewed showrunner Graham Yost about the season, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I like the use of "cahoots"...

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<p>Neal McDonough as Quarles in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Neal McDonough as Quarles in "Justified."

Credit: FX

Interview: 'Justified' showrunner Graham Yost post-mortems season 3

On the many villains and memorable moments of a wild third season

"Justified" just concluded its third season, and in addition to reviewing the finale, I interviewed showrunner Graham Yost about the many villains who paraded through Harlan this season, what he felt worked, what didn't, and what some of his initial thoughts are about season 4, all coming up just as soon as I have a taste for pig tongue...

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<p>Sarah Chalke shows off her Zubaz on &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Sarah Chalke shows off her Zubaz on "Cougar Town."

Credit: ABC

'Cougar Town' - 'You Can Still Change Your Mind': Thank you, Simon

Not a lot of laughs, but with this crew, does that matter as much?

A quick review of tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I can control my gag reflex...

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<p>Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter in &quot;Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.&quot;</p>

Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter in "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23."

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC's 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23'

HitFix
B-
Readers
B+
Odd couple comedy has appealing center, but needs some work
ABC's new "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (tomorrow night at 9:30) feels familiar in many strange ways. It's an odd-couple comedy, in which Dreama Walker's sunny June is paired with Krysten Ritter as the wicked title character Chloe, but odd couples in comedy is a tradition that long, long precedes even "The Odd Couple" itself. What's strange is how many incredibly specific ways it invokes some past comedies.
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<p>When reached for reaction to news of the &quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;renewal, all Hodor had to say was &quot;Hodor!&quot;</p>

When reached for reaction to news of the "Game of Thrones" renewal, all Hodor had to say was "Hodor!"

Credit: HBO

HBO renews 'Game of Thrones' for season 3

New season will deal with at least part of "A Storm of Swords."

HBO has had a pretty consistent pattern, especially with its dramas, of renewing shows the Tuesday after their premieres. So once we knew last week that "Game of Thrones" had returned to a series-high 3.9 million viewers (6.3 million if you count people who watched repeats later in the evening), every TV reporter in the country began waiting for the renewal press release to come in.

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<p>What life in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother&quot;&nbsp;could have looked like in 2009.</p>

What life in "How I Met Your Mother" could have looked like in 2009.

Credit: CBS

'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Trilogy Time': Han shot first

The guys' "Star Wars" tradition provides an amusing trip down memory lane

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as we share a cab to our separate decoupage classes...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 123: 'Girls,' 'NYC 22,' 'Mad Men' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 123: 'Girls,' 'NYC 22,' 'Mad Men' & more

Dan and Alan also review ABC's 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23' and answer your mail

The

After a few weeks with mega-jumbo Firewall & Iceberg Podcast installments, this week's is a trifle shorter, owing in part to fewer new shows debuting and in part on Dan's desire to please his dad (a podcast listener without ample free time) while staying with him this week for Passover. Still, we had time to offer unleavened opinions on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," "NYC 22," the terrific "Girls" and last night's "Mad Men," in addition to asking a few pieces of your mail.

The line-up: 

"Don't Trust The B---- in Apt. 23" (00:01:10 - 00:14:45)
"NYC 22" (00:14:45 - 00:23:40)
"Girls" (00:23:40 - 00:39:15)
Listener Mail - David Simon Disapproves (00:39:30 - 00:48:15)
Listener Mail - Impact of outside feelings (00:48:15 - 00:54:10)
"Mad Men" (00:54:10 - 01:15:30)
 
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
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<p>Can a trip to Ricky's Tacos help Jason Isaacs solve the big &quot;Awake&quot;&nbsp;mystery?</p>

Can a trip to Ricky's Tacos help Jason Isaacs solve the big "Awake" mystery?

Credit: NBC

HitFix First Look: On 'Awake,' Britten gets a drive-through clue

Could a taco run provide an answer to one of the show's biggest mysteries?

Last week's "Awake" was the first episode of the series that NBC hadn't sent out to critics in advance, and as a result it was the first episode I didn't get around to reviewing, because it took me several days to see it. But "That's Not My Penguin" was perhaps the show's strongest episode so far, making the shrinks vital to the series again by pointing out just how unhealthy Britten's situation is if we believe that one of the worlds isn't real. 

Thus far, Kyle Killen and Howard Gordon have put aside any doubts about the creative viability of the concept. This all may come crashing down eventually, but right now they're doing a fantastic job of juggling, and I can't wait to see what they do next. 

And if you're as engaged by the show as I am, then you don't have to wait until Thursday night at 10 for at least a taste of the next episode, titled "Ricky's Tacos," as we have a clip — exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours — from early in the episode in which a trip to the drive-through offers an unexpected clue for Detective Britten.

Enjoy, and I'll do my best to get to this one in a timelier fashion.

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<p>Christina Hendricks and Christine Estabrook in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Christina Hendricks and Christine Estabrook in "Mad Men."

Credit: AMC

'Mad Men' - 'Mystery Date': Nightmares and dreamscapes

The night is dark and full of terrors for Don, Joan, Peggy and Sally

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I start with the whole world and eventually check my apartment...

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